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also Ro·mansch  (rō-mänsh′, -mănsh′)
A Rhaeto-Romance language that is an official language of Switzerland.

[Romansh Romonsch, from Latin Rōmānicus, Roman; see romance.]


(rəʊˈmænʃ) or


(Languages) a group of Rhaetian dialects spoken in the Swiss canton of Graubünden; an official language of Switzerland since 1938. See also Friulian, Ladin
[C17: from Romansch, literally: Romance language, from Latin Rōmānicus Romanic]


A. ADJrético
B. N
1.rético/a m/f
2. (Ling) → rético m
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The Swiss have always had to leave their country to find work--this particular valley, where Romansch is still the most widely spoken language, traditionally produced the world's great pastry chefs.
Drawing on a variety of primary sources in Latin, German, French, Italian, and Romansch, it builds on two decades of the religious, ecclesiastical, political, social, and cultural history of the Swiss lands.
The curriculum is taught in English but Switzerland has four official languages-Swiss French, Swiss German, Swiss Italian and Romansch.
Once a week on Swiss national television, children's stories are told in the oldest language in Switzerland namely Rhaetian Romansch.
Crap, as everyone knows, means rock in Romansch, one of the four national languages of Switzerland along with German, French and Italian.
Yet look at societies such as Belgium - home to French, Flemish and German, or Switzerland - German, French, Italian and Romansch.
Communicating with the Swiss is very easy to do as they have four official languages, French, Italian, German, and Romansch, but most business people in the cities speak English also (Morrison, 1994).
Switzerland has four official languages--German, French, Italian, and Romansch (based on Latin and spoken by a small minority in the Canton Graubunden).
Language is a complicated subject in Switzerland, and the native Swiss language, Romansch, is not prospering.
Algordanza, which means 'remembrance' in Romansch, one of the four official languages in Switzerland, defends this as a reasonable price.
One of the most curious aspects of Switzerland's linguistic identity is that the tiny Romansch speaking element describes its language as "Rumantsch--Lingua Svizra.